Mount Emmons (Colorado)

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Mount Emmons
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Mount Emmons
Location of Mount Emmons within Colorado
Highest point
Elevation 12,401 ft (3,780 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 592 ft (180 m) [3]
Isolation 4.18 mi (6.73 km) [3]
Coordinates 38°53′11″N107°03′04″W / 38.8864059°N 107.0511295°W / 38.8864059; -107.0511295 Coordinates: 38°53′11″N107°03′04″W / 38.8864059°N 107.0511295°W / 38.8864059; -107.0511295 [1]
Naming
Etymology Samuel Franklin Emmons
Geography
Location Gunnison County, Colorado
United States [4]
Parent range Elk Mountains [3]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Oh-be-joyful [4] [1]

Mount Emmons is a mountain summit in the Elk Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains in north-central Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. [4]

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Description

The 12,401-foot (3,780 m) peak is located within the Gunnison National Forest, 4.2 miles (6.7 km) west-northwest (bearing 288°) of the Town of Crested Butte. [1] [2] [3] [4]

The mountain was named in honor of geologist Samuel Franklin Emmons (as was another peak in Utah). [5]

Historical names

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "EMMONS". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey . Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  2. 1 2 The elevation of Mount Emmons includes an adjustment of +1.946 m (+6.38 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Mount Emmons, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 4 Nov 2014.
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mount Emmons
  5. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. United States Government Printing Office. p.  119 . Retrieved 2 Feb 2014.
  6. "Mount Emmons (CO)". SummitPost.org. Retrieved 4 Feb 2018.